March 3, 2012
(91outcomes.com) - Dr. Lisa Conboy, a medical researcher with the Harvard Medical School and the New England School of Acupuncture (NESA), will present initial findings related to her ongoing Gulf War Illness treatment study on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at the University of Southern California's Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans and Military Families (CIR) in Los Angeles.
The study, funded through the acclaimed Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP), is a clinical trial of acupuncuncture as a treatment for veterans suffering from Gulf War Illness, a neurological condition with chronic, multiple symptoms thought to have been caused by Gulf War chemicals.
A recent abstract of a published report related to this clinical trial reported that, "this trial is designed to both answer questions of the effectiveness of acupuncture for [the] entire sample, as well as subgroups with of individual presentations of GWI." The full text of Dr. Conboy's research team's initial report, published in Contemporary Clinical Trials, is available online from Elsevier.
The study is centered in the Boston, Mass. area and is still recruiting Gulf War veterans.
If you are a Gulf War veteran and are interested in learning more about this study and to see if you qualify, please contact NESA at Extension 269.
IF YOU'RE GOING
WHAT: Brown Bag lecture, "Acupuncture in the Treatment of Gulf War Illness"
WHERE: Montgomery Ross Fisher Building 330, University Park Campus, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Calif.
WHEN: Tuesday, March 6, 2012, 11:30am to 1:00pm
COST: Free, RSVP recommended
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact Shawna Campbell, firstname.lastname@example.org